Thursday, March 31, 2011

426

[caption id="attachment_12770" align="alignnone" width="640"] 8 barrels underneath[/caption]

I would rather have this hemi than the other number

My Favorite 427

1968 Mercury Cougar 427

Barrett-Jackson Lot: 1247 - 1968 MERCURY COUGAR GT-E 427 2 DOOR COUPE Sold $181,500.00.  I can think of a million things I said I would never do, that I would do to have this car.

The other 427?  It's at once too soon, yet cannot come soon enough.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Assholes

Ford Flex
Kiss my ass, not crash my car


The scenario:  Dumbass wants in on a turn lane, without the usual courtesies like signaling or merging at the end of the line.  No, we are all supposed to get out of the way so he can get in where he chooses, instead of where conditions dictate. So, he forces his way in behind me into a space a couple sizes too small so his ass hangs over into the next lane.

So far, not my problem.  Except it is, because the dude is so concerned about his ass that he creeps into my car.  He literally pushes my car trying to cure his mistake.  Thanks asshole.

Ford Flex AZ AKD8035

(Yes, Lurlene was with me.  No, she was not hitting him with the pressed ham before this happened)

Chevrolet Cobalt
The door edge guards don't actually help in a sideswipe


The scenario:  Dumbass can't pick a lane.  (Duh ^^^).  Except for the one I am in.  He likes that in all four dimensions.  Missed me by that |<---------------->| much.

(Yes, Lurlene was with me.  No, she was not  hitting him with the pressed ham before this happened)

Chevy Cobalt AZ 899-VLW

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Windgate Festival of Speed: The best car ever


Road & Track March 1978

In March 1978, i discovered the Ferrari 512 BB.  Evidently it was a federalized gray market car, and not part of the US offerings at the time.  I was instantly in love, and that car became my holy grail.  You never forget your first, and I wanted to see this one in the flesh.

I found one in 2007,. at the Barrett Jackson auction.  It was behind ropes.  No access.  As much sport in the hunt as bringing a shotgun to the zoo to hunt lions.  No sport.  No challenge.  And Dick Cheney will likely shoot you in the face.

I thought i found one in the wild a couple years ago  It was fake.  This time it's real.
1984 Ferrari 512 BBI
 I would marry this car
1984 Ferrari 512 BBI
It seems like there were more switches on the one in the magazine...
1984 Ferrari 512 BBI 308 GTSi
All this and Magnum too?

Windgate Festival of Speed: God-Fucking-zilla

Bugatti Veyron
Yes, it could swallow Tokyo whole. So could the car.


Bugatti Veyron
Get used to my tail, bitches

Bugatti Veyron - you need to deal in Plutonium (fuel rods or Nyborg) just to keep it in fresh tires.  And, the heatwash would level most seaside towns or giant flying lizards.

Windgate Festival of Speed: The Cannonball Run II

[caption id="attachment_12691" align="alignnone" width="640"]Lamborghini Countach Where's the Daisy Dukes[/caption]

Lamborghini Countach minus Susan Anton and Catherine Bach

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Windgate Festival of Speed 2011: Why yes, they're real

Another trophy sighting for me.

[caption id="attachment_12648" align="alignnone" width="640"] Is this my lost shaker of salt?[/caption]
Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party. - Jimmy Buffett

The circle is now complete.

When I left you, I was but the learner; now I am the master.
I've been waiting for you, Obi-Wan. We meet again, at last.

Ferrari 330 GTC

[caption id="attachment_16765" align="alignnone" width="640"]Ferrari 330gtc Ferrari 330gtc[/caption]

Like this

Windgate Festival of Speed: That's where you wanna go to get away fromit all

Kokomo? Hell no. Scottsdale (via Aruba)

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB  Aruba V-4170
We'll get there fast And then we'll take it slow
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB
By and by we'll defy a little bit of gravity

As little deuce coupes go, this one can be mine

Windgate Festival of Speed: Best Monza ever

[caption id="attachment_12601" align="alignnone" width="640"] "Fine" Italian craftsmanship: we WANT the lights askew[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_12602" align="alignnone" width="640"] Hatches are for the weak[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_12607" align="alignnone" width="640"] rich Corintian...[/caption]

Ferrari 365 GTC/4   DL-AT99 (this time with a roof) at Windgate Ranch Festival of Speed

Friday, March 25, 2011

What the hell?

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Best Isuzu Trooper II ever?[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] A cattle bar is the perfect accessory for the mall[/caption]

Parking lot weirdness.  Crazy out of market Toyota time:  the Toyota Land Cruiser II.  It appears to be the bastard child of a Mitsubishi Montero and an Isuzu Trooper II

Lunch at Durant's: 1968 Ford Thunderbird

1968 Ford Thunderbird1968 Ford Thunderbird

Monday, March 21, 2011

BK Lounge-mobile




I feel like I should be crammed in the back, while my BK Lounge coworkers, a crazy girl from a fucked up family* and her gay brother/cousin/gardener**, drive me around Westwood looking for some dude on a corner that might sell us them weed.

kids
Karma:  No, she will not fuck you under any circumstance.***  Neither will he, FWIW.****
Me:  So I should just go find a hooker.  Is that what you're telling me?
Karma:  Pretty much...

*90% of the women who worked with me.

**10% of the men.

***1000% of the women who worked with me. Close doesn't count.

****75% of the men. (NNTAWWT) It's kinda nice to be the one turning people down.

Flat Out In Ohio



Mazda Cosmo at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Eat the Rich

[caption id="attachment_12197" align="alignnone" width="640"] Reserved for  Fuel Efficient Vehicle Parking Only[/caption]

Lamborghini Gallardo:  Italian for fuel efficiency.

(HT: http://www.facebook.com/Autoblog)

 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

What to drive

To show off  your ginourmous balls, Maori tattoo style

[caption id="attachment_12170" align="alignnone" width="640"] Yeah, I even got inked under there[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_12171" align="alignnone" width="640"] Once were warriors. Now are ballers.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_12172" align="alignnone" width="600"] Nothing says, "Why yes, I AM fabulously wealthy and I WOULD like a hand job" like the pirate of spades[/caption]

What to drive

When Mullets and Transformers are the pinnacle of your personal style.

[caption id="attachment_12159" align="alignnone" width="640"] Kid Rock: Decepticon[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_12160" align="alignnone" width="640"] Orange, like that Camaro on blocks[/caption]

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mrs. Shenstone

had one like this

[caption id="attachment_12106" align="alignnone" width="640"]1977 Oldsmobile Delta 88 except in red[/caption]

Why do I remember her?  Oh, no reason...

Leaving Las Vegas

How to tell when you're about to lose the race you didn't know you were in.

Bentley continental GT, Porsche 911, Nissan GT-R
uh oh, Chongo


[caption id="attachment_12099" align="alignnone" width="640"]Porsche 911 Get used to this blurring by

Some TV show racers at Las Vegas and Tropicana Boulevards, headed west towards I-5.

Don't Fuck with me, I know Karate

[caption id="attachment_12083" align="alignnone" width="640"] A little wired, perhaps?[/caption]

A two lane on ramp, that merges to one after signals.

I am first on the ramp.  I am first to the light.  Some asshole comes up from the right, but again, I am first.

La la la.

It's now  like this: (5 southbound lanes)

  1. SB Carpool lane to EB I-10

  2. SB to EB I-10

  3. SB to EB I-10

  4. SB to EB 202

  5. SB entrance lane/exit to WB I-10.


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So this lane (5) goes to WB I-10.  I don't want that.  I want EB 202, which is the next lane over (4). Clear. Merge. NBFD, right?  However, Mr. tough guy is evidently pissed about 'losing" some sort of on ramp race to my xoxbox.  So, he is going to George Costanza merge from 5-4 before me.  Whoops!  Foiled.

"Goddammit, I am not putting up with this shit!"

  • Horn

  • 4-3

  • finger, horn, pass

  • finger, 3-4


Whoo, boy, you showed me, dude.

More finger.  Then 4-5.

That's right.  The lane he wanted to be in was the lane he started this exercise in. One half mile, four lane changes and a windburned bird finger and blistered horn finger later, and Einstein is exactly where he would be if he wasn't so road raged into showing me he was faster.

I guess I got schooled.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

What to drive

When you're late for the disco

[caption id="attachment_11120" align="alignnone" width="640"] black goes with every shade of polyester[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_11128" align="alignnone" width="530"] best disco ball ever[/caption]

 

Acid Flashback Thursday: What to drive

 on a road trip to Ohio with 6 passengers on a BK lounge training mission to Dundee OH.  Cozy enough that you can cop a feel with an infallible excuse.  Too bad the crowding has caused your hands to fall asleep.

At least its driver likes to party instead of skipping right to the vodka.

It could be worse.  You could be one of 5 shoved in John's (no, the other one) Mustang.  That sounds more fun.

mmmm  sardines



Tuesday, March 1, 2011